Pythagoras of Samos
about 569 BC  about 475 BC  Click the picture above  
Pythagoras was a Greek philosopher who made important developments in mathematics, astronomy, and the theory of music. The theorem now known as Pythagoras's theorem was known to the Babylonians 1000 years earlier but he may have been the first to prove it.  
Full MacTutor biography  [Version for printing]  
List of References (27 books/articles)
Some Quotations (7)
Mathematicians born in the same country

 
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